Skip to main content

Pendant: M.65-1983

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown


  • Pendant
  • miniature order of the Star of India



Gold, set with an oval onyx cameo of Queen Victoria, crowned and in profile to the left, surrounded by beading and a turquoise enamelled frame, inscribed in gold 'HEAVENS LIGHT OUR GUIDE'. Gold formal foliage projects from the beaded outer edge at four points.


History note: Purchased by Mrs Hull Grundy from Malcolm Carr, 94 Gloucester Terrace, London W2

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.8 cm
Width: 2.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


Victoria I
Production date: circa AD 1837 : possibly after 1861

Components of the work

Part composed of enamel ( turquoise) onyx gold beads

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: inscribed in gold 'HEAVENS LIGHT OUR GUIDE'

  • Location: On frame
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.65-1983
Primary reference Number: 119124
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Pendant" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-02-26 07:38:20

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Pendant |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-02-26 07:38:20|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: ANE.10.1982

Pendant mould

Accession Number: E.Misc.56.38

Pendant mould

Accession Number: E.Misc.56.32

Pendant mould

Accession Number: E.Misc.56.48

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...